FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ken Hughes, Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate

By: Sunday October 26, 2014 1:59 pm

Ken Hughes has been at this a long time. He started working as a researcher for the Miller Center at the University of Virginia in 1996 and is rightly considered one of the nation’s experts on the Nixon Tapes (and the Johnson tapes). His book, I think his first, is a fascinating look into the Nixon character and a scandal that dwarfs the Watergate break-in.

 

Gun “Background Check” on Pentagon

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 11:05 am

Stringent “background checks” are central to many proposals for curbing gun violence. The following is a background check on the nation’s largest buyer of firearms:

The applicant, U.S. Pentagon, seeks to purchase a wide variety of firearms in vast quantities. This background check has determined that the applicant has a long history of assisting individuals, organizations and governments prone to gun violence.

Lakeside Diner

By: Monday August 6, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.

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